The Rose Garden Tea Room and Café


A day spent enjoying the cultural treasures of The Huntington wouldn't be complete without a stop at the Rose Garden Tea Room or the Café. Situated in the heart of the botanical gardens, the Tea Room and Café provide a variety of delicious options, from a traditional English tea to satisfying lunches, light snacks, and mouthwatering desserts. Reservations are required for the Tea Room, but are not needed for the Café.


Rose Garden Tea Room

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Overlooking three acres of roses, the Tea Room is the perfect setting for a memorable repast. A pot of brewed tea and a basket of freshly baked scones are served at each table. From a central buffet, guests may choose from an array of savory finger sandwiches, imported and domestic cheeses, fresh fruit, chilled seasonal salads, and specialty petite desserts. Best of all, you can return to the buffet as often as you like. There is no dress code in the Tea Room: shorts and t-shirts or dresses and suits are equally acceptable. Children are welcome. Private rooms are not available; for groups of 6 or more, please call the Tea Room for information: 626-683-8131.


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Tea Room Prices

Adults: $29.50 per person, plus tax

Children (ages 4-8): $14.99 per person, plus tax

Children (ages 2-3): $7.50 per person, plus tax

Groups of 8 or more will incur 18% gratuity


General admission is a separate required cost, paid upon entering the grounds.

The Tea Room accepts cash, traveler's checks, or credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover Card, and Diner's Club). No personal checks please.


Tea Room Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. (last seating at 3:30 p.m.)

Sat. - Sun.: 10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last seating at 3:30 p.m.)

Closed Tuesdays


During our summer hours (May 29 thru Sept. 2) the Tea Room is open Wed.- Mon.: 10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last seating at 3:30 p.m.)

On Free Days (the first Thursday of each month) the Tea Room is open from 10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations are accepted. Walk-in seatings are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tea Room Reservations

Tea Room reservations may be made online. You may also place your reservation by calling 626-683-8131. Reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Call Wednesday through Monday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (closed Tuesdays). Sorry, reservations cannot be accepted via e-mail.



Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Whether you've worked up a hearty appetite walking in the gardens, or are looking for a quiet spot to sip a cappuccino, the Café offers self-serve convenience and attractive outdoor patio seating overlooking the Shakespeare Garden. The menu features a wide variety of sandwiches and grilled items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, fish tacos, and quesadillas, all made to order ($4.95-$8). Delicious entree salads with fruit or fresh mixed greens are ready-made and available in several varieties. Homemade soups, chili, freshly baked goods including muffins, scones, turnovers, brownies, cookies ($1.99-$3) are also available. A children's menu offers kid-friendly choices such as grilled cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The Café is open to Huntington visitors on a walk-in basis; no reservations needed. Cash, traveler’s checks, or credit cards accepted (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover Card, and Diner’s Club). No personal checks please.


Chinese Garden Tea Shop

A selection of delicious entrees is also available in the Freshwater Pavilion, located in the Chinese garden.View hours, menu and pricing


Tea & Tour

Groups of four or more can enjoy private, morning tours of the botanical gardens followed by English tea, as part of the Tea & Tour package. For more information and reservations, visit Tours

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